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  • Jolley to keynote OC summer commencement


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – State Senator Clark Jolley will deliver the keynote address at Oklahoma Christian University’s summer commencement ceremony this Friday. OC will present 130 graduate degrees and seven undergraduate degrees at the ceremony, which starts at 10:30 a.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. The 130 master’s candidates will receive degrees in 15 different areas of study through OC’s Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Engineering and Computer Science,...

  • OC to award degrees at spring commencement

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University will present 284 undergraduate and 102 graduate degrees at its spring commencement ceremonies on Friday, April 29. The ceremony for the College of Business Administration and the College of Liberal Arts will begin at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony for the College of Biblical Studies, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Natural and Health Sciences will be at 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held in OC’s ...

  • OC students win Model Arab League contest


    COMMERCE, Texas – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) won top honors for the fifth straight year at the Southwest Model Arab League competition. Representing Algeria, OC beat out 20 other schools for the Outstanding Delegation award, including Baylor University, Oral Roberts University, and Texas A&M University. Professor of Political Science Raymon Huston, OC’s Model Arab League sponsor, said the three-day competition requires students to learn the stances of each nation in ...

  • Yale scholar to discuss Christian response to Muslims at OC


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Do Christians and Muslims believe in the same God? That’s the question Miroslav Volf will discuss at Oklahoma Christian University (OC) on April 12. Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale University and founding director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. His OC lecture will be rooted in his 2011 book, Allah: A Christian Response. “This book challenges Christians to reconsider thinking about Muslims as people who ...

  • OC ethics team takes third at national contest


    RESTON, Virginia – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) took third place at the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Reston, Virginia. OC’s student team swept Seattle Pacific University, Illinois Wesleyan University and Indiana University, and placed just ahead of the U.S. Naval Academy, to earn its highest national finish ever. Oklahoma Christian placed fifth in 2014 and had another top-10 finish last year that featured wins over the University of Michigan and Clemson University. ...

  • OC to present degrees at fall commencement ceremonies

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 89 undergraduate and 136 graduate degrees at its fall commencement ceremonies this Friday, Dec. 18. OC’s undergraduate degree candidates come from 15 states and five countries, and majored in 37 disciplines. The master’s degree candidates come from 12 states and five countries and represent 16 graduate areas of study. Graduation Day will feature two separate ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in OC&rsquo...

  • OC students win Texas Regional Ethics Bowl


    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) won the Texas Regional Ethics Bowl for the second straight year, sweeping three matches to qualify for the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Showing the depth and talent of OC’s students, the team that finished second at the OK Ethics Statewide Student Ethics Challenge won the regional championship. The “Aguilas” team of junior Gabriel Gasiorowski, sophomore Seanhenry Vandyke and freshman Tyler Clark downed the ...

  • OC Honors student's paper accepted by AERA


    Sarah Bell is an OC Honors Program student who is quickly making her mark as a scholar. Bell studied at a Utah State University summer research program last summer, and the prestigious American Educational Research Association has accepted a paper she wrote based on research she participated in. She is presenting at the conference this year, and the paper will also be published in one of AERA’s journals.  AERA is a national research society that strives to advance knowledge about...

  • OC presents Alumni Achievement Awards

    Oklahoma Christian University’s five academic colleges and Honors Program recognized outstanding alumni during OC’s annual Homecoming festivities. The College of Biblical Studies named Allen Dutton as its distinguished alumnus in missions, Grady King as its distinguished alumnus in ministry, and Chris Langley as its distinguished alumnus in youth and family ministry. The College of Business Administration honored Mike Bosley as outstanding alumnus from OC’s Graduate School of ...

  • OC proud to add seven accomplished scholars and teachers

    Oklahoma Christian University’s newest professors offer students a wealth of academic and professional experience along with a passion for faith and service. From nursing, music and education, to English, computer science and biology, OC’s students will be benefit from excellent scholars and teachers. According Scott LaMascus, OC’s vice president for academic affairs, these new faculty were selected because of their academic credentials and commitment to OC’s distinctive ...

  • Oklahoma Christian celebrates enrollment milestones

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) set records for undergraduate, graduate and overall enrollment this fall, surpassing 2,500 total students for the first time in school history. Oklahoma Christian has 2,587 students enrolled, including a record 2,003 undergraduates. Bolstered by substantial growth in the Graduate School of Engineering and Computer Science, OC has 584 total master’s degree students enrolled, a 16 percent increase from last fall’s record ...

  • OC honored among Best Regional Universities by U.S. News


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2016” guidebook ranks Oklahoma Christian University (OC) among the best universities in the western United States. OC is 42nd in the 15-state western region and second among Oklahoma schools in the “Best Regional Universities” category, which lists institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs. Tuesday’s rankings release marked the 17th ...

  • OC hosts free Museum of the Bible exhibit


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will host a traveling exhibit of Museum of the Bible in September. Sacra Pagina features centuries-old artifacts that highlight ways people approach and study the Bible. Admission is free to the exhibit, which will be on display in OC’s Garvey Center Art Gallery from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday from Sept. 2 through Sept. 18 (with the exception of Labor Day on Sept. 7). Some of the exhibit’s highlights include: 13th-...

  • Oklahoma Christian earns Princeton Review 'Best College' honors


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) remains one of the best colleges in Oklahoma and the western United States according to The Princeton Review. Oklahoma Christian was one of just 125 schools recognized in the 15-state western region, which also includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The Princeton Review honored just six other in-state schools: the University of Oklahoma...

  • Honors Summer Academy welcomes 120 students


    With 120 ambitious high school students from 17 states and Rwanda, Oklahoma Christian University is hosting its largest Honors Summer Academy yet. Sessions run this week and the next for an academically challenging preview of college life. Learning experiences will include testing basic rockets, solving a cold case, interacting with the FBI, participating in a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt, culturing HeLa cells and learning from healthcare professionals at Mercy Hospital. “The ...